bucket hat is a hat with a wide, downward sloping brim (variations include the fisherman’s hat, Irish country hat, and session hat). The hat is usually composed of high duty cotton fabric, such as denim or canvas, or strong wool, such as tweed, with metal eyelets for ventilation put on the crown of the hat.It first became popular as a high fashion item in the 1960s, with later revivals on the street and on the runway.

It’s now known as a “session hat” and is worn by fans of bands like Sticky Fingers, The Stone Roses, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Oasis, Yung Lean, and the courteeners during music festivals.

The bucket hat provides rain protection as well as sun protection. 

Skin cancer can be caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun, according to well established evidence. When worn in conjunction with other protective measures, broad brimmed hats, bucket hats with wide brims, and legionnaire style hats provide adequate sun protection for the head, ears, face, and neck.

Hats, in general, keep the body warm in cold weather by retaining heat that would otherwise escape through the head. Bucket hats are flexible because, in addition to keeping you warm in cold and hot weather, they help you save money by preventing the costs of skin problems caused by excessive sun exposure.For outdoor sports and activities, some even incorporate a chin strap to keep the hat on your head.  Waterproof buckets hats come in a variety of shapes, patterns, and colours to satisfy your functional demands while remaining fashionable.

It keeps your face hidden.

Bucket hats, unlike baseball or golf caps, feature a wide brim that wraps over the entire hat. This is far superior to a cap in terms of sun protection. A bucket hat will shield exposed regions of your head from the sun, such as your nose and the sides of your face, which are not covered by a cap. While sunblock provides protection, it only lasts two hours on average, and significantly less if you sweat and wipe your face. A hat and sunscreen aren’t quite as effective as you might believe!

It encircles your neck.

Don’t forget to take care of your neck. Your neck skin, especially the skin on the back of your neck, is extremely delicate and quickly burns. You’ll get a sunburn on the back of your neck from just above the top of your shirt to your hairline if you’re out in the sun wearing a t-shirt and cap. In addition, the amount of sun exposure received as a kid or young adult is known to raise the chance of developing skin cancer later in life. A wide-brimmed bucket hat protects your face as well as the front and rear of your neck. A bucket hat is far superior to a cap for sun protection.

Accessory for fashion

The bucket hat, like the pillbox, bakerboy and cloche designs, was modified as a women’s fashion item in the 1960s, suiting the fashion for greater bouffant hair. To mimic the “mod” aesthetic, milliners like as Lilly Dachecreated designs in felt or other stiffer textiles until the 1970s, professional men used the older tweed Irish walking cap, which was famously worn by Sean Connery’s character in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Rappers popularised the hat in the 1980s, and it remained popular on the streets well into the 1990s. After being worn by celebrities such as Rihanna, it has recently resurfaced as a fashion catwalk item.


Consider investing in a new hat (or two, or three…) to see how quickly it lifts your look if you’re trapped in a monotonous top-and-jeans rut. Plus, as I previously stated, you’ll never have to deal with a poor hair day again.